Rajib Karmakar is undoubtedly one of the finest young sitar players today. Years of learning have
resulted in an extensive technique and deep understanding of diverse musical styles. His open
mind has led to an extension of his musical horizon to incorporate imaginative experiments in
world music styles that delight the young and the old. He has performed all over the world, in
prestigious music concerts and festivals.
He is the creator of the world’s first double necked electric Sitar ” Mayur Tantri” . Rajib’s
versatility has ably adapted his classical knowledge and skill in his fusion projects like
Wahh(USA), Fuzorhythm(India), Loop Science(Germany), Nada Naissance(France) etc.
He is currently residing in Los Angeles, California as a performer, educator and digital artiste
Rajib is performing frequently in India and abroad including USA, Germany, France, Italy,
Switzerland etc. and has given performances in Festival of India(Ottawa), Boom
Festival(Portugal), Hip-Hop Connection Festival (Austria), Festival De Papillotes(France), Ministry
of Culture(Spain), European Yoga Congress(Switzerland), Ganesh Mahotsav(India), ARS
Musica(Germany) etc and was awarded numerous awards including “Surmani” , California
Institute of the Arts Scholarship.
Already at this young age he is well appreciated by his audience and critics for his artistic
aspects & nuances of diverse styles and a mastery of technical skill. His concerts are always
marked for their aesthetic appeal and improvisation blended with a fine command of technical
expertise. Rajib is an instrumentalist with an unique musical sense, innovative skills and the
touch of swift, agile fingers. Be it at his Indian Classical Music Concerts or his World Music
Concerts, he can almost immediately mesmerize audience of all ages.
California Institute of the Arts-United States
2013 - 2015 (2 year)
Rabindra Bharati University-United States
2006 - 2011 (5 year)